Testifying at a D.C. Council Hearing

Providing testimony for the D.C. Council is a great way to make sure your voice is heard before legislation is permanent. Below are resources and hearing notices for issues we're actively working on.

Tips and Template for Testimony

Any testimony, whether oral or written, that you submit to the Council will go in a public record that can be searched.

Tips and Template for Written and Oral/Recorded Testimony

Providing testimony is not as overwhelming as it seems! It can be a form of storytelling to help the D.C. Council see a new perspective. Check out our tips and tricks to get you started.

Street Vending

Bill 24-49, the “Street Vending Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2021,” and Bill 24-50, the “Sidewalk Vending Zones Amendment Act of 2021.”

street vend decrim

The hearing will be held on 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 via Zoom.

Those who wish to testify must register at http://www.ChairmanMendelson.com/testify by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022. Testimony is limited to four minutes; less time will be provided if there are a large number of witnesses. More info in the link.